Max Factor demonstrates the beauty micrometer, 1935

Max Factor demonstrates the beauty micrometer, 1935

Though this strange scary-looking device resembles a medieval torture, it was invented by make-up legend Max Factor (Maksymilian Faktorowicz) to help in the identification of the areas of a person’s face which need to have their appearance reduced or enhanced by make-up. This gadget was called the beauty micrometer or the beauty calibrator. Max Factor’s device was…

The world’s last commercial sailing ship,the Pamir, rounding Cape Horn for the last time in 1949

The world’s last commercial sailing ship,the Pamir, rounding Cape Horn for the last time in 1949

The Pamir, a four-masted barque, was built in Hamburg, Germany in 1905. It was used in the South American nitrate trade. After WWI the sailing ship was handed over to Italy as war reparation and atfer WWII the Pamir was seized as a prize of war by the New Zealand government. In 1950s, German shipowner Heinz Schliewen, who had sailed on her in the…